Meet Amy Dixon — your Avon Walk Coach!
A Reebok fitness expert and our official Avon Walk training coach, Amy created many of the training plans, advice, and tips below. They've all been tailored for Avon Walkers to help you go the distance — no matter how far you plan to walk, or when you start to train! More about Amy


Keep an eye out for more helpful advice from Amy, including training tips, videos, and a special “Coach’s Corner” in your Walker Newsletter e-mails.

Plus, stay on track by recording your progress! Download one of these handy training logs:

Regardless of current fitness level, with proper training, determination, commitment, and some dedicated time set aside, you can reach your Avon Walk goal! Remember that the best type of training, regardless of fitness level, is to begin moderately, and to increase your training in small increments. Pushing yourself too far, too fast, can result in injury, so be sure to pace yourself. Determine your distance, fitness level*, and schedule. Then pick the training program that's right for you:

39.3 miles


16-week program (beginner)
16-week program (intermediate)
16-week program (advanced)

12-week program (beginner)
12-week program (intermediate)
12-week program (advanced)

8-week program (beginner)
8-week program (intermediate)
8-week program (advanced)

26.2 miles


16-week program (beginner)
16-week program (intermediate)
16-week program (advanced)

12-week program (beginner)
12-week program (intermediate)
12-week program (advanced)

8-week program (beginner)
8-week program (intermediate)
8-week program (advanced)

Avon Walk Training program liability notice
As with all fitness programs, please consult a physician before starting any activity. This training information is intended for use only by healthy adult individuals and is not intended for use by minors, pregnant women, or individuals with any type of health condition. Such individuals are specifically warned to seek professional medical advice prior to initiating any form of fitness activity or regimen.

Fitness Levels*

  • Beginner: Start at the beginner level if you are relatively inactive, cannot walk (or do other sustained activity) for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • Intermediate: Start at the Intermediate level if you can currently walk (or do other sustained activity) for 30 minutes or more, you can run/walk a 5k distance, and/or if you exercise regularly 3-4 times per week.
  • Advanced: Start at the Advanced level if you exercise frequently (4 or more times per week), if you have no problem with sustained activity, if you can run/walk a 10k distance, if you have completed the Avon Walk in the past year or two, if you run on a regular basis.

Notes

Recovery Walks
On these days, it is not about the mileage, it's just about getting out there and moving. Instead of walking, you could do a different activity like some yoga or gentle stretching, an easy jog, etc.

Getting a Late Start?
While following a full training program is ideal, it is never too late to get your training underway. If you are getting a late start, you can still follow one of the training programs — simply pick up the plan based on the number of weeks out to your Avon Walk weekend. In this case, you may want to consider going with a program that is one level lower than your current fitness level.